Programming: Health & Fitness
Small Studios Fastest Growing Part of Fitness Industry
by Joseph Pisani, The Associated Press June 2015
Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them has turned gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs. No need for Olympic-size pools, rows of treadmills or steam rooms in these small studios.
Central Florida Rec Center Clarifies Shirt Policy
by Stuart Goldman June 2015
The University of Central Florida Recreation and Wellness Center (RWC) addressed its shirt policy after some male students were wearing “Y-back” tank tops in the center.
Nonprofit's Medically Based Fitness Centers Enjoy Steady Growth
by Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business June 2015
The Chelsea-Area Wellness Foundation has grown the past six years from a single wellness center to four.
After Legal Challenges, Y Resumes Ice Complex Conversion
by Matthew Santoni June 2015
The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh will restart its work to convert half the Bladerunners ice-skating complex in Bethel Park into a YMCA for the South Hills.
Paddleboard Interest, Competitions Growing Exponentially
by Walker Orenstein, Dayton Daily News June 2015
Stand-up paddleboard racer Spencer Slaven-Lazzar heads out for a paddle workout on Lake Washington. For him and many other racers, an original interest in surfing sparked them to take up paddleboarding.
Does Workday Fitness Injury Deserve Workers' Comp?
by Timothy Klingler June 2015
In a recent Indiana case, a manufacturer implemented a stretching program for its employees to address an increase in muscular strains.
Event Bringing Yoga to Ralph Wilson Stadium
by Scott Scanlon; REFRESH EDITOR June 2015
Things are going to move a lot more slowly on the field at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Saturday than they do on many fall weekends - deliberately, in fact. Six top regional yoga instructors and the lululemon athletic apparel store at Walden Galleria will throw an event they hope will bring hundreds of people onto the turf for a Vinyasa flow workout.
City Denies Police Fitness Test Slanted Against Women
by The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colorado) June 2015
The City of Colorado Springs has denied that a police physical fitness test discriminated against female employees over the age of 40, according to a court document obtained Tuesday by The Gazette.
Study: Lunch-Hour Wellness Program Gets Results
by Jill Daly, Dayton Daily News June 2015
Mark Crisci, a Bayer Corp. employee, participated in a University of Pittsburgh healthy lifestyle intervention program with fellow employees. Bayer and Pitt teamed up and found that the workplace program helped participants lose weight.
Reasons Why Only 20 Percent of Women Lift Weights
by The Commercial Appeal May 2015
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, only about 20 percent of women practice strength training weekly.